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ABA Announces Silver Gavel Awards

The American Bar Association has announced the winners of its 2008 Silver Gavel Awards for Media & The Arts, which honor "communications media that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public's understanding of the law and the legal system." This year's four winners are:

Selected for honorable mentions were the book Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion and the Battle for America's Soul, by Edward Humes, which also covers the Kitzmiller case; a second Denver Post series on lost DNA evidence, Trashing the Truth: The Hidden Story of Lost DNA; a series of death penalty editorials by The Dallas Morning News; Thanks for Nothing, an investigation by The Nation magazine into military discharges for "personality disorder"; a Touro Law Center documentary, "Hitler’s Courts"; and a WMAR-TV Baltimore report, Mortgage Meltdown.

The awards will be presented during a special program Aug. 5 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on May 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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